NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal

Access full article here. TITLE: Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal AUTHORS: Rajendra Pradhan, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Sophie Theis ABSTRACT: Property is widely recognized as an important resource for empowering women. Many development policies worldwide therefore call for strengthening women’s rights to property, especially to physical assets such as land and livestock. However, the relationship between >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: December issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) now available

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) recently published their December 2017 issue online. You can access the full issue here. The following articles are included in the December issue: Factors Associated with Food Insecurity among Female Savings Group Participants in Burkina Faso Authors: Jessica Wilkinson, Kate Strickling, Yvonne Allsop, Megan Gash and Benjamin >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review

TITLE: Pathways from women's group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review AUTHORS: Neha Kumar, Samuel Scott, Purnima Menon, Samyuktha Kannan, Kenda Cunningham, Parul Tyagi, Gargi Wable, Kalyani Raghunathan, Agnes Quisumbing ACCESS PUBLICATION HERE. ABSTRACT: Improving the nutritional status of women and children in South Asia remains a high public health and >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Integrating gender into small-scale irrigation

TITLE: Integrating gender into small-scale irrigation AUTHORS: Sophie Theis, Nicole Lefore, Elizabeth Bryan, Claudia Ringler, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick ACCESS FULL PUBLICATION HERE. ABSTRACT: Small-Scale Irrigation (SSI) interventions, like other development interventions, need to take into account men’s and women’s context specific roles in agriculture and their related gender-based preferences and challenges. Understanding gender differences related to SSI technologies >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture: A streamlined approach

Our friends at IFAD recently published a manual about measuring women's empowerment. This publication is part of IFAD's research series, which you can access more of here. Click here to access the full manual. ABSTRACT: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) can be a useful tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Gender-Sensitive, Climate-Smart Agriculture For Improved Nutrition In Africa South Of The Sahara

IFPRI's Elizabeth Bryan, Sophie Theis, Jowel Choufani, Alessandro De Pinto, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Claudia Ringler recently published the Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition integration (GCAN) framework. ACCESS THE PUBLICATION HERE: http://www.resakss.org/node/6483?region=aw ABSTRACT: What is the climate-smart agriculture, gender, and nutrition nexus? Providing an integrated conceptual framework to guide interventions in the context of climate change, the authors argue that >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

TITLE: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda AUTHORS: Hazel Jean L. Malapit* , Kathryn Sproule, and Chiara Kovarik  FULL ACCESS: http://agrigender.net/views/cognitive-interviewing-to-improve-women-empowerment-from-bangladesh-and-uganda-JGAFS-222017-1.php ABSTRACT: The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use that information to improve >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women in agriculture: Four myths

AUTHORS: Cheryl Doss, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Sophie Theis ACCESS: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/6006 HIGHLIGHTS: Stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment continue to circulate. Four myths are inspected against the conceptual and empirical literature. These myths hinder the development of effective food security policies.

New from IFPRI authors: Gender, climate change, and resilient food systems: Lessons from strategic adaptation by smallholder farmers in Cameroon

ACCESS: https://www.ifpri.org/publication/gender-climate-change-and-resilient-food-systems-lessons-strategic-adaptation  AUTHORS: LILIAN NKENGLA-ASI, SURESH CHANDRA BABU, HOLGER KIRSCHT, SCARLETT APFELBACHER, RACHID HANNA, AMARE TEGBARU ABSTRACT: Climate change has major impacts on the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa south of the Sahara. Vulnerable to the vagaries of weather and to being chronically poor, women farmers are unequally and more negatively affected by climate change and seasonal changes than >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Women’s and Gender Studies Research Network

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is pleased to announce the creation of Women's & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) with 17 eJournals focusing on major areas of scholarship. It will provide a worldwide, online community for women's & gender studies research and the intersection of these studies and other areas of research, following the model of SSRN's other >> Read more